Snowfest is Collier County Parks & Recreation Department’s signature event. The event was established in 1985 with the concept of giving the community the thrill of getting to play in snow in 80-degree weather. Starting out with only 5 tons of snow and a few hundred people, the festival has grown to become Collier County’s largest community even, attracting over 15,000 people.
The event has many attractions, but the leading attraction is the 100 tons of snow. 1200 blocks of ice are trucked in and put through an ice chipper, which is magically transformed into snow. Other attractions include a full scale carnival, entertainment, hands on arts & crafts, food vendors and Collier Rotary Club, Children's Bike and Christmas tree Giveaway.
The success of Snowfest depends on a strong volunteer base. Over 75 people donated their time by volunteering at Snowfest last year.
Snowfest attracts individuals of all ages, from infants to Grandparents. Neapolitan Family Magazine awarded Snowfest, The Family Choice Award - “Best Fun For The Family - Festival or Event for Kids in February of 2003.
Since its inception, many other Florida cities and counties have contacted us about the event to establish their own snow festivals. The department is very proud of the success of Snowfest and strives to make each year more spectacular than ever.
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
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